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Jan. 4, 2009 — Jacksonville

Police officers and deputy U.S. marshals were following Justin McMillian, 24, a suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, 26-year-old Danielle Stubbs.

During a traffic stop, authorities said McMillian got out of a car and fired at officers. Canine Officer Kenneth Bowen shot McMillian several times. A gun found at the scene was linked to Stubb's murder.

McMillian was later convicted of murder, attempted murder and battery on a Law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to death for Stubbs' murder and 30 years for shooting at Bowen. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. K-9 Officer Bowen was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. McMillian was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  3. McMillian fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  4. McMillian was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  5. This shooting came after an officer pulled over McMillian for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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